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Care homes

  • Introduction to care homes

    Moving in to a care home may seem like a big step, but it could offer the opportunity to form new friendships and provide a safe, comfortable place to live.
  • Paying for temporary care

    Local authority charging rules differ when a stay in a care home is temporary, rather than permanent.
  • Finding a care home

    Care homes all have to meet certain minimum standards, but they can still vary widely in the sort of accommodation and facilities that they offer.
  • Choosing accommodation

    You are free to find a place in a care home yourself, if you can make your own arrangements and pay the fees.

Call the Age Scotland Helpline

0800 12 44 222 0800 12 44 222


Care home checklist

Choosing a care home is one of the most important decisions you can make. Our checklist will help you ask the right questions to ensure you make an informed choice.